Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Ray Charles Honored with a Forever Postage Stamp
Legendary music icon Ray Charles is being honored with a limited edition Forever® postage stamp, and the September 24th date of release for the stamp falls on what would have been his 83rd birthday. The stamp will be featured in the 2013 Music Icons Forever series released by the U.S. Postal Service, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California will be officially unveiling the stamp during an event headlined by R&B legend Chaka Khan.
In addition to the stamp, a retrospective CD/DVD titled “Ray Charles Forever” will also be released. It will feature a number of Ray Charles’ greatest hits, including “A Song For You,” “American the Beautiful,” and “Come Rain or Shine.” The album will also include a previously unreleased version of the song “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.”
Every year, the U.S. Postal Service puts a new legendary face of music on their Forever® postage stamps. Others who have received a collectible stamp this year include country singer Johnny Cash, civil rights icon Rosa Parks, and guitarist Lydia Mendoza. Forever® stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate.
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